Is Seattle Silicon Valley's next favorite stop? That was the headline in the national blog TechCrunch over the weekend for a story penned by Seattle's own Hadi Partovi, founder of Code.org.
We've seen some pretty dramatic changes over the last ten years and since then we've become a powerhouse for the technology industry. Besides the major companies like Microsoft and Amazon, other well-known startups gaining traction are Zulily, Tableau and Expedia.
The Puget Sound Business Journal asked readers why they thought Seattle was the fastest-growing city in the U.S. Technology, they responded, was the biggest driver of growth. So far 54 percent of respondents have said the region's designation as a technology mecca has the largest impact.
However, it's not just the tech scene that makes Seattle so desirable. Thirty-two percent of respondents said the regions quality of life and natural beauty were major drivers of the growth as well.
Additionally, we may all be talking about the lack of inventory and huge jumps in home prices, but homes are still less expensive here than they are in other tech cities like San Francisco and New York.
Read the full story from Puget Sound Business Journal for more information.
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